Here are some of the top headlines around Southwest and Southside:

Big Stone Gap in mourning after officer’s slaying. — Bristol Herald-Courier and WCYB-TV

Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares to speak at funeral for slain officer. — WCYB-TV and WJHL-TV

Public safety units escort slain officer’s body from Roanoke to Big Stone Gap. — WDBJ-TV and WSLS-TV and WJHL-TV.

Virginia Supreme Court extends deadline for nominating redistricting special masters but rebuffs Republican request for conference call. — Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Judge orders former Rocky Mount police officer charged in connection with Jan. 6 to remain behind bars. — The Roanoke Times.

Virginia’s freshwater mussels in Southwest Virginia are vanishing; can they be saved? — Virginia Mercury.

Proposed ordinance to outlaws sleeping on sidewalks in downtown Roanoke. — WDBJ-TV and WSET-TV.

Efforts underway to bring Bassett Community Center back to life. — Martinsville Bulletin.

Waynesboro Symphony to give first-ever holiday concert. — The News-Virginian